Certificate Programs

What is a "certificate program"?

A certificate program is a concentration of classes, offered by an overseas institution, that is similar to a minor at Purdue.  Such programs allow study abroad students to take approximately 15 credits in specialized subject areas and to earn official recognition for this (the certificate) from the host university. This would be a nice addition to any resume!

Students interested in completing a certificate program abroad should discuss this with their study abroad advisor and should make this intention clear in their Purdue study abroad application. 

Certificate programs available to qualifying Purdue students

IES-Amsterdam (University of Amsterdam), the Netherlands

  • Pre-Law — gain an understanding of international law (all courses are taught in English)

IES-Paris (NEGOCIA Business School), France

  • International Management (fall semester only) — prerequisites apply, but prior study of French is not required

IFSA-University College Cork, Ireland

  • Political Issues in Ireland (spring semester only) — examine the unique political systems of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

Tec de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

 Certificates that have no language requirement:

  • International Business
  • Latin American Business Management
  • International Trade and Legal Transactions
  • Political Science
Certificates that require some or all coursework taught in Spanish are available in:
  • Latin American Studies
  • Audiovisual Media Production
  • Audiovisual Journalism
  • Tourism
  • Construction Management
  • Environmental and Sustainable Development

Tec de Monterrey, Mexico (other campuses)

  • International Business (Guadalajara)
  • Information Technologies & Business Innovation (fall term in Cuernavaca)
  • Communication Studies (fall term in Cuernavaca)
  • Latin American & Humanistic Studies (spring term in Cuernavaca)

University of Notre Dame, Perth, Australia (exchange or Study Australia programs)

  • Asia-Pacific Studies (spring semester only) — study the unique histories, political systems, cultures, and peoples of the Asia-Pacific region
  • International Studies — gain a better understanding of the world through a flexible combination of coursework
  • Australasian Ecology -- explore Australasian environments and ecology in detail; field trips to sites of interest are an integral part of this course of study

Victoria University of Wellington (exchange or Study Australia programs)

  • Victorial International Leadership Programme -- extra-curricular (i.e. not for credit) program focused on themes of international leadership, cross-cultural communication, global connectedness and sustainability